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Jon Thorvaldsson

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

26 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Old West Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Luxury At A Low Price - Spectacular View - Mobile Phone And Mobile Wifi Provided

The apartment is on the top two floors in a new building on laugavegur, the main shopping street. The apartment is 75 m2 or 800 sq ft in size. Downstairs is a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, kitchen, a living-room with a 3-seat sofa, large tv and and a large window facing south towards hallgrimskirkja. The bedroom is upstairs along with a balcony providing excellent view to the south over the city centre (see photo on top of the page).

The apartment sleeps 2-4 people. It is fully furnished with all utilities, such as refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, dish-washer, tableware for 6 persons, bathtub/shower, washing machine/dryer, 37' flat-screen tv, dvd player, apple tv, mobile phone with a local number, mobile wifi hotspot, high-speed wireless internet connection, baby cot and a bo-concept double bed with a visco-elastic foam mattress (similar to tempur-pedic). There is an elevator up to the 4th floor and then a staircase inside the apartment between the two floors. A parking space in a closed garage within the building can be provided at only eur 15 / usd 20 per day.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jon Thorvaldsson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Jon Thorvaldsson

My name is Jon and i have been living in Reykjavik for over 20 years. Before that i lived in my old hometown of Akranes. I studied Computer Sciences at the University of Iceland and later did an MBA program at Reykjavik University. I currently work for the city of Reykjavik as Director of IT. I have rented this property to travellers since 2008 with great success. I live in the same building which allows me to respond quickly to any request my guests may have.

Jon Thorvaldsson purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jon Thorvaldsson chose Reykjavik

This is a unique property and one of the few modern buildings in the central part of town. The location is ideal with all sights and attractions in the centre within walking distance and yet the area is relatively quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the unique benefits of this property include the spectacular view from the top floor in all directions. My guests are provided with a mobile phone with a local number as well as mobile WiFi hotspot which allows you to share your digital memories instantly, wherever you are. A private in-house parking space can be reserved during your stay. The apartment is equipped with an Apple TV, iPhone docking station, exceptionally large bath-tub and other amenities, all aimed at making your stay as convenient as possible.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Great apartment rental in Reykjavik!

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific apartment rental right in the heart of Reykjavik. The apartment is right on a main street in the heart of town and within walking distance to restaurants, Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa, the harbor and downtown shops. The apartment was exactly as pictured in the listing, and Jon was a terrific host. The hotspot that he gave us to use during our stay was invaluable, as we based in Reykjavik but did day trips each day which required navigation to outlying areas. The apartment was clean upon our arrival, and the building is quiet and very secure. Great place to stay and we would happily recommend and hope to stay there again ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy having an amazing location near all the famous shops, bars, and restaurants, then choose this place. Not much else to say but how incredible the location is, apartment is a gem, and Jon is a pleasure to speak with. Oh and if you travel often like us, you know how wonderful a local phone and wifi portable hot spot is. Check your dates and book now. Travel safe!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Location. Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for our first two nights in Iceland and had a fantastic time exploring the city. The apartment could not be in a better location. Centrally located with great shops, bars and restaurants close by. Views from both balconies are fantastic. The apartment is spacious and well maintained. You could not ask for a more gracious host than Jon. He even supplied us with maps for our hiking trips and provided great tips on finding certain locations. Will definitely stay again on our next trip to Iceland!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A great apartment in central Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay here (a couple in our 60s). The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It has lovely views - over the sea and mountains from one aspect and over the city from another. The location is ideal for exploring Reykjavik, with everything on the doorstep. Of course the central location can also mean some noise at times - Reykjavik is a wonderfully lively place! It's easy to travel further afield from here and we made several trips to other parts of southern Iceland. We found Jon to be a friendly and professional host who made sure we had what we needed to enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful apartment for 4 nights before heading to Copenhagen for a Baltic cruise. We loved exploring Iceland (we wish we could have stayed longer!), and this apartment was perfect for us.

Jon was so helpful with answering our questions by email and greeting us on the morning of our arrival. He gave us a tour of the apartment and explained the appliances, etc.

The apartment was perfectly situated on a main street, but noise was not a problem for us. As previously mentioned, a supermarket is located a short walk away, as well as an ATM and many restaurants and bars

The kitchen was well equipped (hot pot, French press for coffee prep, toaster). There is a hair dryer available, and even a washer/dryer. Everything was clean and in order.

The mobile hot spot was wonderful to have while touring the area, and the local cell phone was a plus as well.

We would definitely stay in this apartment again when we next visit the beautiful country of Iceland!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fantastic Location in the Heart of Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Jon's penthouse during our trip to Iceland and could not have asked for better accommodations. The apartment was immaculate and close to shops, bars, and restaurants. Jon was extremely helpful and very responsive. We will definitely stay in this magnificent property on our next visit!!

Joe and Beth Brennan

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Reykjavik domestic airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Svarta Kaffið
Nearest Golf
6.4 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Seltjarnarness
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Hereford steakhouse
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Nauthólsvík
Car: not necessary

The location is ideal, with all the main restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, museums and other attractions of the city centre within a few minutes walking distance. Yet, the area is free from disturbance associated with the famous reykjavik night-life.

The main landmark hallgrimskirkja is within 5 minutes walking distance. Both the main bus terminal hlemmur and the main square lækjartorg are within 10 minutes walking distance in each direction.

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Rates & Availability

Old West Side Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$212
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$212
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$234
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $67

A reservation can be cancelled up until 4 weeks before arrival without a charge.
If cancelled 2-4 weeks before arrival 25% of the total amount (minimum of 2 nights) will be charged and after that total price will have to be charged.

To confirm a reservation 25% of the total amount is paid through paypal (minimum of 2 nights). The remaining amount is paid on arrival. A one-time housekeeping fee of €40 is added for each reservation. Credit cards are required on arrival for damage protection. Instead, no deposit is required.

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Amenities

Old West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a very large bathtub. There is a washer with a built-in dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The bedroom is on the upper floor. It features a very comfortable king-size bed with a visco-elastic foam matress (similar to tempur-pedic). An extra double bed/mattress can be placed either in the bedroom or the living room downstairs. There is direct access from the bedroom to the main balcony which provides stunning view of the city center and hallgrimskirkja.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading

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